The heavy rains that have hit Serbia in recent days, as well as images of flooded roads are reminiscent of last year’s scene from the Belgrade-Zagreb highway in full flood.
Source: Mondo / Euro Arshi / RTS printscreen
Vladimir Milozejic, executive director of development, design and investment at Belgrade Water Works and Sewerage, told RTS that atmospheric sewers could not cause flooding.
“The increasing frequency of heavy rains is a consequence of climate change and it creates problems for us, the region and beyond. Atmospheric sewage in Belgrade cannot cause floods. These are rainwater, this is watercolor control,” Milosevic said.
According to Milosevic, two-thirds of Belgrade has been covered by atmospheric and three-quarters by sewage since World War II, when construction was planned.
“We don’t have a big problem here. Where there is a planned sewerage system, in 99 percent of the cases it works properly. When there is a crowd, our teams take the stage and we solve it very quickly. ., Says Milosevic.
Milosevic said he had been with his team more than 20 times during Velzko Vlahovich’s settlement.
“There is no planned and legally constructed sewerage system away from Velzko Vlavovi. There is a solution. This part of the city is not a problem on the border of the two municipalities. According to the plan, how exactly it should be done. Should enter, where an atmospheric collector should be created That is the solution I think the work will start early next year “, Milojejic notes
He claims that the left bank of the Danube has the same problems as the settlement of Velzko Vlahovich.
“There has been intensive unplanned construction in the last 40 years. I think a tender will be issued in September for the Kronjia, Kotia and Boria sewers of the wastewater treatment plant.” Milojejic added.
As he said, high water consumption is also a problem in suburban municipalities and he noted that this water should not be used for watering gardens.
“When the temperature was high, moving towards Barajevo was understood to be 240 liters per second. The day after the rain, it was 70 liters per second. We produce quality drinking water, not water that should be used. And greenhouses. Some solutions are solved by the Belgrade system should not be used for irrigation “, Milosevic Md.
He said we should find out the best idea of how much water production costs us and how much citizens can pay.
“It raises the question of blocking tariffs and some other issues,” he added.